festive Christmas cocktail recipe
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Follow this festive Christmas cocktail recipe for a seasonally-inspired variation on the White Lady, a sweet/sour cocktail classic with a spicy twist.

The spicy twist comes from homemade mince pie syrup, adding a warmth to your festive cocktail. I’m not a big fan of mince pies but I love the flavours of this syrup which are synonymous with Christmas.

Paired with clementine juice, another festive flavour, and you have the essence of the season in a coupé glass.



Glass: Coupé


  • 60ml gin
  • 20ml triple sec
  • 15ml mince pie syrup (see recipe)
  • 10ml clementine juice (fresh is best but use a good bottled juice if you don’t have time to squeeze your own).
  • 5ml freshly squeezed lemon juice


Ingredients for the foam:
  • 15ml pasteurised egg white
  • Dash orange bitters


  1. Add the first five ingredients to a shaker with ice.
  2. Shake until cold beads of condensation form on the outside of the shaker.
  3. Fine strain into a chilled coupe glass.


Instructions for the foam:
  1. You will need to create the foam separately.
  2. Add the dash (or two) of orange bitters to the egg white in a clean chilled shaker.
  3. Whisk with a mini electric milk frother. It’s a lot easier than dry shaking (without ice). Although you can do this if you don’t have one.
  4. Pour the foam over the top of your cocktail.


Garnish: Grated nutmeg



festive Christmas cocktail recipe

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